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Kuszczak 'Part of Wolves Family'

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14:40 3rd November 2014

Wolves today announced the signing of Tomasz Kuszczak until January and the goalkeeper revealed how pleased he was to arrive at Molineux.

After leaving Brighton & Hove Albion at the end of the 2013/14 season, Kuszczak was a free agent when he was offered a trial with Wolves.

The experienced goalkeeper impressed during his fortnight with the club and signed a short-term deal keeping him at Molineux until early 2015.

Discussing his arrival at Wolves, Kuszczak said: “I’m very pleased, I think it’s a big club. Definitely a club that deserves to be in the Premier League and I want to be a part of this club.

“I tried to find a place for myself in football for the last couple of months. I’ve been training with several clubs and waiting for the right call. Wolves came and decided to sign a contract here and I’m glad about that.

“It was always my dream to be a footballer, football is my world. I am a part of the Wolves family now and I’m going to give everything to help them.

“I work hard, I feel like I have a lot of things that I want to achieve and I want to go forward, I want to be part of a team that’s challenging for something.

“Wolves are doing really well in the Championship but there’s still a lot of difficult games ahead of us. I want to be part of something positive and I find positive things here."
 
The stopper enjoyed two years with the Seagulls before leaving in the summer and, after a short break, Kuszczak is glad to be back at a football club.

He explained: “I had good seasons with Brighton, we managed to be in the play-offs twice in a row which was a big success for the club.

“I enjoyed my time there, I played almost every game. I didn’t expect a break after leaving but I’m glad now to be here and to be part of the team.

“I’m glad to be involved in football again. From my point of view I’m going to try and help the team, help the players and share my experiences from different teams over the past years.

“I’m a quite experienced goalkeeper but I’ve still got stuff to learn. I always say that because football changes all the time.

Prior to his time with Brighton, the Poland international spent six years with Manchester United - a spell that saw him win Premier League and Champions League titles.

“I’ve had the chance to play for good teams," said Kuszczk before adding: "I was lucky to be part of a great group of players at Manchester United at a time when we won a lot of trophies.

“This is experience that you can only collect when you’re part of a team like that. I’m glad to have had this opportunity and I’m going to try and bring this good spirit and teamwork here.

Having trained at Compton Park for two weeks the 32-year-old acknowledged the talent amongst Wolves' goalkeeping ranks.

He said: “The standard is really good, even the young goalkeepers, you can see that they work hard. It’s a really good group.

“They’re passionate, they try to improve every day, they’re professional and I like it. I’m the same.

“I’m coming every day to practice to become a better goalkeeper and I’m seeing the same in these sessions as well.

“There’s no lazy people here, they all want to achieve something and I think I’m the same so I think I’ll fit in well."

Carl Ikeme has started for Wolves in every league outing so far this season and Kuszczak expressed his desire to add competition for the number one shirt.

“Competition is a good thing for everyone. Both of us have good experience, we can play in this division," explained the veteran 'keeper.

“I’m here to support Carl by pushing him, I’m going to fight for my shirt and try to be a part of this team.

“This will help me and him as well, we understand that. I’m going to support him and I’m sure he will support me.

“We’re all going in the same direction, we’re trying to help the team and be solid at the back."

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